The Miami Dolphins need an offensive tackle. After trade talks with the Kansas City Chiefs have failed to result in the completion of a deal for Branden Albert, rumors are now starting to swirl that Miami could be getting ready to make a move to land Texas A&M tackle Luke Joeckel in tonight's NFL Draft.
While all offseason long, Joeckel has been considered the most likely pick by the Chiefs with the number one overall choice, today it has become more and more likely that Eric Fisher could end up the 2013 top pick. If that happens, Miami is said to be in play to move up from their 12th overall position to try to land Joeckel.
According to reports, including Armando Salguero from the Miami Herald, the Dolphins could be willing to move up to the number three overall pick, trading with the Oakland Raiders, to try to grab Joeckel. The trade could be contingent on the Jacksonville Jaguars, who own the second pick, selecting Oregon's Dion Jordan, or anyone other than Joeckel.
Miami could immediately swoop in to grab their left tackle to replace Jake Long, who left for the St. Louis Rams in free agency this year. Miami picking Joeckel would reunite him with his college coach, Mike Sherman, who now serves as the offensive coordinator for the Dolphins.
Miami selected Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill in the first round of the 2012 Draft.